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New Poetry in Hindi

Nayi Kavita: An Anthology

Edited and translated by Lucy Rosenstein

New Poetry in Hindi

A book that showcases experimentalism in modern Hindi poetry.

Imprint: Anthem Press
ISBN 9781843311256
September 2004 | 192 Pages | 234 x 155mm / 9.2 x 6.1
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About This Book

In 1943 a slim volume of poetry, 'Tar Saptak', burst onto the Hindi literary scene. It gave voice to seven young poets who were determined to experiment both with the content and form of poetry. 'Tar Saptak' heralded the beginning of Prayogvad (Experimentalism), which in turn became Nayi Kavita (New Poetry). Taken from Nayi Kavita, this parallel text anthology interprets it not as a narrow literary movement but as a modernist tendency still flourishing in Hindi poetry.

The collection includes seven poets who first published in one of the Saptaks: Agyeya Muktibodh, Shamsher, Raghuvir Sahay, Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena, Kunwar Narain and Kedarnath Singh. This volume also significantly revises the literary map of modern Hindi poetry, demonstrating that, contrary to established opinion, the 1960s and 1970s produced gifted women poets such as Shakunt Mathur, Amrita Bharati and Jyotsna Milan, all of whose work is represented here.

Readership: A book for anyone with an interest in poetry.

Author Information

Lucy Rosenstein grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she first studied Hindi. She obtained her MA and PhD in Hindi from SOAS, London, where she currently teaches.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note; Copyright Statement; Introduction; AGEYA: Introduction; Poetry; GAJANAN MADHAV MUKTIBODH: Introduction; Poetry; SHAMSHER BAHADUE SINGH: Introduction; Poetry; RAGHUVIR SAHAY: Introduction; Poetry; SARVESHWAR DAYAL SAXENA: Introduction; Poetry; KUNWAR NARAIN: Introduction; Poetry; KEDARNATH SINGH: Introduction, Poetry; SHAKUNT MATHUR: Introduction; Poetry; KANTA: Introduction; Poetry; AMRITA BHARATI: Introduction; Poetry; JYOTSNA MILAN: Introduction, Poetry; Glossary, Bibliography